Date wise Archive

Guwahati

Vodafone India, which has invested over Rs 700 crore in the North East in the last one year, has said it will further ramp up investment in the region as the telecom major aims a healthy double-digit growth this fiscal.

Hamburg

India will soon get a seat on the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC), a newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts working towards promotion of a robust and transparent forex market.

Mumbai

With the advent of GST and RERA, developers would now have to adopt higher standards of performance compelling them to invest in project management, say experts.

Mumbai

The insurance industry needs a comprehensive over-haul across segments to boost performance as compliance cost is high and regulatory policy is less development oriented, says a report by former Irdai member.

New York

India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, who served a two-year prison-term on insider trading charges, has admitted that he made "errors and misjudgements" and apologised for letting his friends and fellow IIT associates down.

NEW DELHI

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said the bill which seeks to double the tax-free gratuity ceiling to Rs 20 lakh is likely to be pushed for passage in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, beginning July 17.

NEW DELHI

Nine of the 10 most valued Indian companies together added Rs 72,648.98 crore in market valuation last week, with RIL emerging as the star performer.

Bengaluru

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav today hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying the current unrest in her state was "a home-grown project" of the ruling Trinamool Congress for "political advantage .

NEW DELHI

One does not have a fundamental right to keep a weapon and its possession nowadays is more for "showing off" as a "status symbol" than for self defence, the Delhi High Court has said.

NEW DELHI

Merit and not nepotism or other considerations should be criteria for hiring lawyers by central government departments to represent them in courts, the draft National Litigation Policy prepared by the Law Commission says.

NEW DELHI

Intense custody battles in courts between estranged spouses transcending national boundaries cause children "immense mental stress", necessitating a law on inter-country child custody cases, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said today.

NEW DELHI

Two former army chiefs -- General N C Vij and General Deepak Kapoor -- and several other retired military officials have been named by a high-level inquiry committee appointed by the defence ministry for their alleged complicity in the Adarsh Housing Society.

Hyderabad

Terming the Goods and Services Tax (GST) a revolutionary reform taken in the interest of common people and small traders, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the new tax regime would prove to be a game changer for the country's economy.

Chandigarh

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra, who is also Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, today inaugurated the legal assistance establishment centre at Panchkula.

Faridabad (Har)

The prime accused in the killing of Junaid Khan on-board a Mathura-bound train was working as a security guard in Delhi and has confessed to having stabbed the Muslim youth, a senior police official said today.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

Madhya Pradesh has set a world record by planting more than six crore saplings in a day last Sunday. But the big issue is how many of these would survive. Earlier records show that on an average only one out of five saplings survives.
Saving these saplings requires massive resources and a committed work force. It these do survive and grow to become trees, it will bring about a sea change in the environment of the Narmada basin.

Author: 
P. Sreekumaran

The Pinarayi Vijayan Government’s handling of the TP Senkumar issue is a classic example of how not to police the police. Senkumar retired as the police DGP on June 30 enduring the many humiliations he was subjected to. 

China has unilaterally called off the Modi-Xi Jinping meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit at Hamburg (Germany). The excuse is that ‘the atmosphere is not right’ for talks. The intention obviously is to prolong and harden China’s face-off with India at Doko La in Sikkim, near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

Hamburg

Fresh clashes erupted early today in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, the police said.

Washington

During a difficult visit to Europe Donald Trump appeared out of sync with traditional allies, struggling to show that unorthodox strategies toward rival powers Russia and China can deliver results.

Hamburg

Fresh from his lengthy head-to-head encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump today was meeting with a long list of world leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Xi Jinping of China, as he wraps up his secon

Mexico City

Top US and Mexican officials have sought common ground on issues such as migration and drug trafficking, even as President Donald Trump combatively repeated his vow to make Mexico pay for his planned border wall.

Asakura

Japanese rescuers continued their search for victims of freak rains that have triggered floods and landslides in southwest Japan and left at least 18 people dead and hundreds of others displaced, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday.

London

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani campaigner who survived being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has joined Twitter with a call for people to help her fight for girls' education, the media reported.

Dubai

A bakery in Dubai has claimed to have made the world's most expensive cake worth a whopping USD 25,000, a media report said on Sunday.

Kiev

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday said the visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Kiev was a powerful show of Washington`s support.

Islamabad

Pakistan today summoned India's deputy high commissioner here for the second consecutive day over alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by the Indian troops.

Lahore

Pakistan has executed 465 prisoners since lifting a moratorium on death penalty in 2014, becoming the "fifth most prolific executioner" in the world, according to an organisation working for prisoners' rights.

Dhaka

A Dhaka court has placed the bomb supplier for last year's deadly Holey Artisan Bakery attack in the upscale Gulshan suburb on a seven-day remand in connection with the case.

Islamabad

China and Pakistan have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on science and technology under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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